Bedgear CEO Says Entrepreneurs Should Expect 80-90 Hour Weeks

Joe Campolo and Eugene Alletto. Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz By Ken Schachter kenneth.schachter@newsday.com Entrepreneurs’ efforts to strike a work-life balance are completely off-base, the chief executive of Farmingdale-based Bedgear LLC said at a Stony Brook University showcase. “There’s no work-life balance. There’s work-life integration,” said Eugene Alletto, who founded the maker of “performance” pillows, bedding and [...]

Can I Replace a Seasonal Employee Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By Carrie Mason-Draffen carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com DEAR CARRIE: I have a question about a worker who is out on a workers' compensation claim. He worked as a seasonal employee and will be out about six months. If he is not able to come back to work before the new season starts, can the employer fill the position right [...]

The Hauppauge Industrial Park Deserves Its Day in the Sun

By Joe Campolo and Terri Alessi-Miceli When people talk about Long Island, they mention its sandy beaches, seaside harbors and quaint villages. Perhaps the largest, and most hidden, gem among these sites is the Hauppauge Industrial Park (HIP), the second largest industrial park in the nation behind Silicon Valley and a major economic engine serving all [...]

Salespeople: Employees or Independent Contractors?

By Bernadette Starzee By using independent contractors instead of hiring employees, employers cut various expenses, from health insurance to payroll taxes. However, workers are sometimes misclassified as independent contractors when they are really employees, which could be a costly mistake for their employers. Often, misclassification shows up in the salesperson category. As salespeople have various [...]

Tesla Science Center Receives $1M Local Donation

By Kevin Redding The donation made by Eugene Sayan will help with plans to renovate the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe in Shoreham. Image from Marc Alessi The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe aims to be a major hub of exploration and innovation on Long Island, not only preserving Nikola Tesla’s life but actively helping [...]

East End Business Community Votes CMM “Best of the Best” Law Firm

Bridgehampton, NY – The East End business community has spoken, awarding Campolo, Middleton & McCormick the Gold Prize in the 2017 Dan’s Best of the Best competition in the category of Best Law Firm – South Fork.  The winners will be celebrated at a dinner reception on Friday, November 10 at the Suffolk Theater in [...]

CMM Successfully Closes Sale of Prominent Scaffolding Business to Major National Player

Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed the asset sale of a prominent scaffolding business to a large private equity-backed company for an undisclosed sum. Brooklyn-based All-Safe, LLC, a provider of turnkey hoisting, scaffolding, shoring, [...]

Malafi and Rassiger Both Honored with Leadership in Law Awards

Ronkonkoma, NY – Continuing its winning streak in the Leadership in Law Awards by Long Island Business News, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, announced that two of its attorneys will be recognized at this year’s awards ceremony. Christine Malafi and Donald Rassiger will accept their awards [...]

Execs Advised on Workplace Issues

By Carrie Mason-Draffen carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com Executives seeking information on how to avoid labor law violations shouldn’t fear reaching out to regulators for answers, even if they are uncertain their workplace practices are legal. “Asking a question will never lead to an audit,” Irv Miljoner, who heads the Long Island office of the U.S. Department of Labor, [...]

Who Pays When Part-Time Worker Receives Jobless Benefits?

By Carrie Mason-Draffen carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com DEAR CARRIE: I am a manager, and my question concerns an employee who works two days a week for a total of 16 hours. She had been unemployed, and still receives unemployment benefits from her previous employer. But now my payroll office is telling me that we have to pay $175 toward her [...]